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mg1973
06-30-05, 05:42 AM
i got told the Arctic Cooling nVidia 5 (6800 Series) coolers would fit on the 7800`s but the fan plug from the artic cooler is diff from the one on my gigabyte 7800gtx.

anyone else got a artic on there 7800gtx?

rudedog
06-30-05, 06:22 AM
I just ordered a couple. Did you get the V5 rev2 version?

mg1973
06-30-05, 08:05 AM
I just ordered a couple. Did you get the V5 rev2 version?


Yes.

Vishruth
07-01-05, 07:04 AM
Did anybody else try something like this? I'm sure a lot of people are interested in finding out if NV5 silencers are compatible or not with 7800GTX cards.

Guinny
07-01-05, 01:18 PM
i got told the Arctic Cooling nVidia 5 (6800 Series) coolers would fit on the 7800`s but the fan plug from the artic cooler is diff from the one on my gigabyte 7800gtx.

anyone else got a artic on there 7800gtx?


No but I have ordered one which should arrive in the morning!
I didn't no the fan plug would be different..why should they have to change it-its just a plug for Gods sake!

mg1973
07-01-05, 01:50 PM
No but I have ordered one which should arrive in the morning!
I didn't no the fan plug would be different..why should they have to change it-its just a plug for Gods sake!

as u know the fan socket on the 7800 takes 4 pins,on the artic cooler there are only 2.

Scott@Bjorn3D
07-02-05, 08:32 AM
I have been reading that if you do not have all 4 pins running the GPU on the card will slow way down.

jAkUp
07-02-05, 09:53 AM
Yup, the VGA silencer is only a 3 pin. If you don't have the plug in, it will automataically downclock the video card. How is anybody supposed to run water cooling? Why did nV do this? An enthusiast card should not have these issues.

lone_bullet
07-02-05, 05:29 PM
Yup, the VGA silencer is only a 3 pin. If you don't have the plug in, it will automataically downclock the video card. How is anybody supposed to run water cooling? Why did nV do this? An enthusiast card should not have these issues.
it seems to be a security: the 4th wire is a pulse counter ( a lil tachometer in your fan) so if the card sees the fan is blocked or died ( no pulses anymore) the card will prevent itsself from frying ... so it clocks down

jAkUp
07-03-05, 02:12 AM
Yea, well they should have a jumper or some other means of disabling that... it makes it very difficult for those who want to throw some waterblocks on it...

mg1973
07-14-05, 06:47 AM
so did anyone ever get one working with there 7800?

ricercar
07-14-05, 07:54 PM
On one of the extremist overclocking boards, I read that OPPainter got his 7800 fan connector issue fixed with a special BIOS from NVIDIA.

OPPainter's one of those guys who always maintains a top 5 position in the latest 3DMark release. We can probably get that same BIOS from NVIDIA also, assuming we can get 20,000 on 3DMark05. :mad:

Eltigre88
07-22-05, 06:46 PM
What about connecting the NV5 directly to the motherboard and leave the old 7800 fan connected and blowing air on the backside of the card. Just a thought. I have mine, but waiting in line for my card.

Addy
07-23-05, 12:52 AM
What about connecting the NV5 directly to the motherboard and leave the old 7800 fan connected and blowing air on the backside of the card. Just a thought. I have mine, but waiting in line for my card.

The cold bug doesn’t kick in till 35c I think, you’ll likely not get that low with an NV5 silencer especially gaming. Also the new betas and I assume the next official drivers fix the cold bug anyways.

edit: typo

jAkUp
07-23-05, 12:55 AM
The next officials will have the fix as well